Alternative Girlfriend Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Stephen Duffy, Steven Page
album: Track 7 in album Maybe You Should Drive
release date: 1994-8-16
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Parody
length: 4:23
producer: Ben Mink
drums: Tyler Stewart
lead vocals: Steven Page
mixer: Marc Ramaer
electric guitar: Steven Page
recorded by: Marc Ramaer
background vocals: Andy Creeggan, Ed Robertson and Jim Creeggan
electric bass guitar: Jim Creeggan
acoustic guitar: Ed Robertson
tambourine & electric piano & organ: Andy Creeggan
writer: Steven Page, Stephen Duffy

Cover Art

Barenaked Ladies Maybe You Should Drive cover art
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You're in an all-girl band,
Your futon's second-hand,
Your parents understand but you don't care.
I have a job in a shop,
I'm an undercover cop,
I make sure the customers aren't thieves.

Old at being young, young at being old,
Everything's on hold within our evolution

You're my alternative girlfriend.
I love you and now you cannot pretend.
There's nothing left that won't cross over

Last night we slept on the lawn,
You woke up and I was gone,
Back to the dream I dream to leave.
My life with her is a bore,
A worn-out metaphor,
No more surprises up its sleeve.

We're old at being young, young at being old,
Everything's been sold to others' revolutions

You're my alternative girlfriend.
I love you and now you cannot pretend.
There's nothing left that won't cross over

You live above your dad's four-car garage,
With your vinyl and imaginary entourage.
If I pull up in a you-Haul, pack up quick,
So we can get out of this town, 'cause it makes me sick.

You're my alternative girlfriend.
I love you and now you cannot pretend.
There's nothing left that won't cross over


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Jane
  • 2 Intermittently
  • 3 These Apples
  • 4 You Will Be Waiting
  • 5 A
  • 6 Everything Old Is New Again
  • 7 Alternative Girlfriend
  • 8 Am I the Only One?
  • 9 Little Tiny Song
  • 10 Life, in a Nutshell
  • 11 The Wrong Man Was Convicted
  • 12 Great Provider